Guess Who’s Back: Leafs Recall Arcobello, Leivo and Clune From the Marlies

With the Maple Leafs about to embark on a four-game road trip that will take them through Western Canada, the team was forced to make a few roster changes this morning. Mark Arcobello, Josh Leivo and Rich Clune have been recalled from the Marlies.

An update is expected later today on Tyler Bozak, who left Saturday night’s game in Ottawa after taking a hit to the head. If Bozak has sustained a concussion, we might get a long look at Acrobello as there is no reason for the Leafs to rush the center back into the lineup. No word yet on why Matthias and Lupul were not with the team at practice but with the road trip upcoming, having the extra bodies around is a necessity.

With the boring old usual faces being the ones to get the call-up, it reassures the idea that we are not going to be seeing any of the exciting youngsters from the Marlies make their NHL debuts anytime soon. We may see guys like Nylander, Brown, Soshnikov etc.at some point this season but right now it looks like Babcock wants the veterans up to fill in.

Here’s a look at the lines Babcock had work together at what sounds like a high-intensity practice coming off of a lackluster performance Saturday night:

  • jimithy

    The Leafs have to get rid of Phaneufle, Reilly, Kadri, Holland, Gardiner, Lupul, Winnik, Reimer, Mathias, JVR, Babcock, Lamorielli, Shanahan, Rogers, Bell, and that PA announcer Andy Frost. And that’s just the first step.

  • MatsSundin#13

    Absolutely mind-blowing how the d-corps has literally remained perfectly healthy (minus Robidas) and yet the goalies have been rotated like a carousel and the forwards are now falling like flies…

  • magesticRAGE

    I would like Leivo on Arcobello’s wing, he needs to be put in a position to succeed. The kid has talent, and a wicked wrister. Putting him on Spaling’s wing is a waste, that’s the 4th line. Whatever…

  • SEER

    Arcobello is presently the #4 point-maker in the entire AHL..(as of February 7th) , #1 on the Marlies, for goals…and has been a solid 2-way player and leader…..

    Personally.., I think he would be a good vet to keep with the Marlies… He might or might not translate into a permanent Leaf, but his leadership qualities, size and production reminds me of a Ziggy and/or D’Amigo..

    Mark Arcobello/
    Forward/ shoots R/
    Born Aug 12 1988/ Milford, CT/
    27 yrs. ago/
    Height 5.08/ Weight 172

    RECENT STATS: (*Up to Feb. 7th 2016)

    2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs – NHL
    11 Games… 0 Goals… 0 Assists… 0 Points… 0
    —————————-
    2015-16 Toronto Marlies – AHL
    34 Games… 20 Goals… 24 Assists… 44 Points… +18 *PPG+

    Arco’s Play’ns: Mark Arcobello’s 1st 20 Goals – TM 2015-16

    —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFJtQOMOvE

  • SEER

    Joshua Leivo/
    Left Wing/ shoots R/
    Born May 26 1993/ Innisfil, ONT./
    22 yrs. ago/
    Height 6.02/ Weight 180

    2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs – NHL
    4 Games… 0 Goals… 0 Assists… 0 Points… 0
    —————————-
    2015-16 Toronto Marlies – AHL
    38 Games… 13 Goals… 25 Assists… 38 Points… +14 *PPG

    Just Joshin’ : All Josh Leivo 2014-15 Goals – TM/TML

    —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5J_SzASEpk

    Richard Clune/
    Left Wing/ shoots L/
    Born Apr 25 1987/ Toronto, ONT./
    28 yrs. ago/
    Height 5.10/ Weight 207

    2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs – NHL
    10 Games… 0 Goals… 0 Assists… 0 Points… -1
    —————————
    2015-16 Toronto Marlies – AHL
    30 Games… 6 Goals… 11 Assists… 17 Points… +13

    Off Your Back: Richard Clune Montage – TM 2015-16

    —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHXoqaGHDms

  • jimithy

    These three guys are not going to help the situation except to make the bench look filled. These guys are great in junior then the minute they put on the Leaf sweater they turn into a waffle.

  • magesticRAGE

    we keep hearing about changing the culture of this team, out with old guard, but i dont see this happening, management is still saying we have to give these guys more time to see what we got, these guys have been in the system for five or six years you must know by now what they can and cant accomplish. all we hear is wait, wait but dont hate.